- Joan Lynch, WorkingNation Chief Content and Programming Officer
Our newest partner Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation is dedicated to unlocking opportunity for all so that people can achieve financial stability, upward mobility, and economic prosperity – regardless of race, gender, or geography. Entrepreneurship is one key to that door to opportunity. Together, Kauffman and WorkingNation are telling stories about how entrepreneurship can be a fulfilling and profitable career choice and a boon to a community.
When it comes to partners who share WorkingNation’s vision, you don’t have to look much farther than the Cognizant Foundation. The philanthropic organization is passionate about inspiring, educating and preparing people of all ages to succeed in the workforce of today and tomorrow with a strong focus on opportunities in tech for all.
Recognizing that the jobs of the future are rooted in a thriving innovation economy, Tulsa Innovation Labs – a diverse coalition of public and private partners led by George Kaiser Family Foundation – is developing a city-wide strategy that positions Tulsa as a tech hub and leader in the future of work.
CWI Labs advances bold, creative solutions that tackle the labor force obstacles confronting underserved, low-income communities. Like WorkingNation, the nonprofit partners with like-minded organizations to build a community of experts dedicated to tackling barriers to workforce equity.
The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta is one of the 12 banks that make up the Federal Reserve System. The Atlanta Fed’s Community and Economic Development department supports the Central Bank’s mandate of stable prices and maximum employment by working to improve the economic mobility and resilience of people and places for a healthy economy. The Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers identifies best practices with a goal of transforming the workforce.
The mission of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation is to strengthen the nation’s long-term competitiveness, with a focus on educating the public about issues that will help businesses and communities thrive. They mobilize the business community to be more engaged partners, challenge the status quo, and move education and workforce initiatives forward to fuel economic success.